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In July 2013, the Government introduced fees for claimants in the employment tribunals. Fees start from around £160 to issue a claim, with a further fee for a hearing starting at £230. The fee rises depending on the type of… Read on
In the case of Brogden v Investec Bank, the High Court considered whether the amount of a bonus pool was discretionary, meaning that Investec was required to act in good faith in calculating it. The bankers in question had received… Read on
The case of Thomas v Nationwide Building Society is the first reported case of a claim being rejected by a Tribunal because of an employee’s failure to follow the early conciliation procedures. Background New early conciliation procedures were introduced on… Read on
We are delighted to announce that we’re holding two Employment Law Update breakfast seminars in both Woking and Chichester. Brought to you by our specialist team of employment law solicitors, we will be sharing the latest essential information that affects… Read on
National Minimum Wage The new rates of National Minimum Wage for the year 1 October 2014 – 30 September are published: Read the current rates of NMW here Equal pay audits Employment Tribunals must order an equal pay audit upon… Read on
In the recent case of HMRC v. Holmescales Riding Centre 2014, the EAT held that a riding school’s trainees were in reality ordinary employees and not apprentices. Accordingly, the trainees were entitled to receive the National Minimum Wage applicable to… Read on
In the case of Ellis v Ratcliff Palfinger Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that it was fair to dismiss an employee who had taken emergency time off but who had not properly notified his employer as soon as he… Read on
Believing that all workplaces should “throw away the book” on annual leave policies, Richard Branson has announced, via his blog, that all of his employees at Virgin will now be entitled to unlimited holiday. Following in the footsteps of Netflix,… Read on
The new rights from 1 October 2014: Employees who are the husband, civil partner or partner of a pregnant woman are entitled to accompany the woman to up to 2 x 6.5 hours’ antenatal appointments, which includes travel, waiting time… Read on
In this case the claimant, Mr Fuller, was a US citizen, employed by a US company, who was required to spend around 49% of his time over here. Mr Fuller tried to bring claims of unfair dismissal and sexual orientation… Read on